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Tsunami Pale Ale - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Tsunami Pale AleTsunami Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 5
Gots: 17 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 07-24-2010

Dive into a Toppling Goliath Tsunami Pale Ale. Waves of mandarin orange aroma swell into this light ale body, coasting to a smooth, easy finish. This Tsunami is a breezy ride, not too bitter, and a perfect introduction for those not yet familiar with the craft brewing world. Prepare your palate to take the plunge with a chilled Tsunami Pale, best served in a pint glass.

31 IBU
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Photo of hardy008
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy orange with a one finger foamy white head. The aroma has oranges, melon, bread and biscuit malt.

Tastes much like it smells with oranges, light grapefruit, melon, bread and biscuit malt, with some caramel. At 31 IBUs it is not a hop bomb, but a Pale Ale isn't supposed to be as bitter or hoppy as an IPA. Has a nicely balanced taste.

Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Has a light citrus aftertaste. Smooth and easy to drink. I would buy a bottle of this again without hesitation.

Photo of tranquilocigars
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of _morandi_
3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gotti311
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Doesnt have the same clean mouth that other TG hoppy beers have. Also a lingering note that wasnt pleasant. Bottle was less than 3 weeks old

Photo of ramay86
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Crystal clear. Pale amber body, classic TG stickiness on top.

Nose shows some biscuit, conifer, tangerine.

Pretty clean on the palate. A lot of the same notes that surface in the aroma. Very drinkable, Nice finish.

Not on the same level as their other pales, but a nice beer.

Photo of hooverhawkeye
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greels
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigP83
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smell is slightly floral and orange zest. Taste dank hop bitterness , orange juice but not overly citrusy.

Photo of brianmandell
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WiscoTerr
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is odd, tastes like a hoppy pilsner. Not what I expected from a TG Brew. Glad I got to try it, but wouldn't pick it up again.

Photo of Norvelljeff
5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have the pleasure of drinking this shit straight off the line and I can say that this was fantastic. Almost electric orange in color and not quite as flavorful as I would have liked. Always look forward to TG and eagerly waiting what the next move will be for them. Bottoms Up

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lonewolfcry
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of italianstallion
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Washuffizi98
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moneynoobject
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EricSloan
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MSandahl23
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AshburnWineShop
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tkanedc
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Garvey
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mdog
3.12/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Slightly hazy gold, good head.

Smell: First hits with black olives, then some indistinct berries and mild sweetness. Kinda strange.

Taste: The strangeness continues, moderate sweetness, earthy berries, dull orange.

Overall: Picked up a bottle over in Wiscoland to try. Glad I only picked up one, this is pretty strange tasting, earthy oranges--like they are just going bad and losing their sweetness.

Photo of invalid665
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bufante
3.19/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Tsunami Pale Ale from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.